The Left’s dishonesty manifests in so many ways. One way is the Left’s endless harping about “diversity” when what the Left always demands is uniformity.
Superficial differences are obsessed over.
Every TV commercial must have a representative of each race – else it’s “racist.” And sex, too – which is fungible according to the Left – although the same fungibility is intolerable to the Left when its assertion annoys the Left. As for instance when someone who doesn’t wish to be “vaccinated” but identifies as having been “vaccinated” is fired from his job by a Leftist Human Resources manager.
Meaningful differences are impermissible to the Left, even when the not-Left is more than willing to leave Leftists free to hew to their uniformity.
The past going-on-three years have provided a number of stark examples of this insistence on . . . uniformity.
For the Left, it is not enough that they are free to stay home, to close the doors of their businesses and to practice various strange ritual behaviors, which they believe ward off airborne diseases.
That is the “diversity” of the Left.
There is also abortion – a more honest term for the choice to end a developing human life than the evasive non-sequitur, “reproductive rights” – which few, if any question. Who is arguing that women shouldn’t be free to reproduce? The matter at hand is whether they have the moral right to end a developing life that most of them chose to conceive by choosing to have sex. That ought to be the discussion – for the same reason that paying the bill after a meal you just ate is not a question of “restaurant choice.”
The Left, being illiberal, does not want conversation – about anything. It is not interested in getting at the truth and then abiding by it.
It is why Leftists get so angry when someone points out the incongruity of Leftist positions, such as the one about “my body, my choice,” except when it comes to “vaccines.”
Because the Left is only interested in power.
Superficial arguments are used to further that end – and abandoned when they no longer further it. Observe, for example, that Leftist politicians such as Bernie Sanders – who once decried the power of Big Pharma – now defend it, Big Pharma having become a tool of Leftists such as Bernie Sanders.
There is also the Left’s abandonment of its pretended reverence for free speech – once it acquired the power to suppress it.
When the Left did not control the universities it protested vehemently for the “free speech” which it now denies anyone who questions the Left, at universities now controlled by the Left. It’s the same – and worse – as regards the “media,” most especially what is styled “social media,” all of it under the dominion of the Left.
Once one understands the Left – which more people than ever are beginning to – one begins to understand there can be no middle ground, because the Left is never satisfied unless the not-Left is ceding ground.
It is the same attitude as that which resulted, ultimately, in what is referred to by Leftists (and those who don’t realize they have been programmed by Leftists) as the “Civil War” – which of course was no such thing as the states which comprised the Southern Confederacy did not seek to control the federal government but rather, to get away from it. A civil war has always been defined as a war between factions for control of the whole. The English civil war, for example, was a civil war. But Leftists redefined the attempt by the Southern states to secede – and the federal government’s refusal to let them peacefully leave the “union” as a “civil war.” Very much of a piece with the Left’s redefinition of “vaccines,” which were once defined as conferring immunity upon the vaccinated person.
The period we’re living in would likely be familiar to the people who lived during the years just prior to the attempt by the Southern states to secede from a union they no longer wished to be part of, because the union was controlled, politically, by the federal government and the federal government was under the control, electorally, of the Northern states.
It was not slavery, per se, that the Southern states sought to perpetuate by seceding. It was the realization that the Northern states would never rest until the Southern states bent knee to the power of the Northern states, regardless of the wishes of the people of the Southern states to live their own way rather than the Northern way. This included being taxed by the Northern states to finance the ongoing marginalization of the Southern states by the Northern states, a compound-interest version of what Jefferson meant when he described the tyranny of being forced to provide funds for the propagation of ideas the person being made to finance their propagation considers abhorrent.
Had the North allowed what the Left never allows and let the Southern states secede – let them go in, peace – it is unlikely we’d be where we are, today. There would be a place for people who think their way is the only way – and those who’d rather go their own way. It is why – originally – there were 13 states, plural, not one state, united (at gunpoint).
The people of the original thirteen states – North and South – considered their states to be their countries and if this one or that one wasn’t for you, there were other countries that might be and which you were free to go to and live in, if you didn’t like it where you were.
That safety valve was closed by what is styled the “civil war.” Its closing assured that pressure would build, because it had no way to dissipate. That pressure now threatens an explosion, once again – if a way is not soon found to relieve it.
As then, this could be done – peacefully – if the other side would allow it. Now – as then – one side (the not-Left side) is more than willing to left Leftists live as they wish to live, in an authoritarian beehive of uniformity. It is merely that the not-Left prefers not to live in it.
The two sides could get along, if they weren’t living in the same country. Just as a divorced couple can be civil toward one another once they’re no longer living in the same house.
But it requires a divorce, first.
This would be stressful, as most divorces are. But it need not be rancorous, let alone violent – provided both parties agree that the separation is necessary; that it is the only way to resolve differences that have become irreconcilable. How this would flesh out in our day isn’t so much the issue as the necessity of the fleshing out. For if not, it is certain the pressure will continue building until, one day, it results in an explosion worse than the one that occurred in 1861.
Far better to relieve the pressure by accepting our irreconcilable differences – and letting each other go our separate ways, in peace.
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